Maurice Gunning: Contemporary Photography of Ireland’s Traditional Boating Heritage
The Hunt Museum Limerick
7th April – 27th April
Boats brought us to our island home in the first instance
Surprisingly, as an island nation, we all too easily forget that without boats our forefathers wouldn’t have arrived here in the first place.
The Hunt Museum’s new exhibition of Ireland’s Traditional Boating Heritage draws attention to the skill and beauty of the Irish boat building tradition. The exhibition also emphasizes the Hunt Museum’s links with its riverside heritage on the River Shannon.
In 2005 a Heritage Council report on Ireland’s maritime heritage encouraged
the documentation of traditional boats and their restoration. Funding from the Council allowed well-known Limerick photographer Maurice Gunning to travel and meet with boat owners and builders throughout the country over a three –year period.
Previously exhibited at the Cultural Centre of Athens this will be the first showing of this body of work in Ireland. It will consist of 34 large archival colour prints
All of the images were shot on an early Hasselblad film camera during 2006-2009 using only available light.
The exhibition will be opened officially by well known film maker and writer Bob Quinn on Thursday 7th April at 6pm.
Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm; Sunday 2pm- 5pm
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